You want to talk intersectionality? Kelly Marie Tran, someone who created an exceptional portrayal in a popular movie, has been harassed off the internet for no other reason than the intersection of her race, gender, and prominence.
NME has more details of the story, but the details don’t matter for most purposes. This is enough:
Tran was the first woman of colour to play a leading role in the franchise and it was reported back in December that she faced sexist and racist comments after her appearance in the film.
The Rose Tico description on the Star Wars ‘Wookieepedia’ website was altered to feature offensive, racist language while alt-right internet personality Paul Ray Ramsey took aim at Tran’s appearance.
According to Star Wars Facts, she has now deleted all posts from her Instagram account due to the harassment.
By all accounts, Tran was a Star Wars fan and on top of the excitement any actor would have to score a large role in any major motion picture she was particularly excited to be involved in creating a Star Wars film.
Way to fucking ruin the universe, sexists and racists!